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The purpose of this program shall be to provide necessary assistance on a temporary basis to needy families with children and to provide parents, legal guardians, or other caretaker relatives of children with job preparation, work opportunities, enforcement of child support and other necessary support services to enable these named individuals to become self-sufficient and leave the program as soon as possible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These rules and regulations shall not be interpreted to entitle any person or family to cash assistance under the Georgia TANF Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia TANF Program replaces the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.02" name="290-2-28-.02" title="290-2-28-.02">Rule 290-2-28-.02 Definitions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless the context otherwise requires, the words and phrases set forth herein shall mean the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Applicant" means a person who applies for assistance under the state plan.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Assistance" means the temporary assistance provided to needy families with children in accordance with Part A of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, regulations promulgated pursuant thereto by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, all applicable laws of this state, and regulations of the Board of Human Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Board" means the Board of Human Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Cash assistance" means the money payment component of the TANF assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Human Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Earnings" means payment received in return for services rendered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Family" means one or more children living with a responsible parent, both parents, or other caretaker relative or legal guardian.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Family maximum" means the maximum amount of cash assistance per month that can be paid to a family based on the number of individuals in the family.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Gross income ceiling" is the amount of income, currently set at 185% of the Standard of Need, that a family may not exceed to be potentially eligible for Georgia TANF cash assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Income" means all money received by all members of the family from any source.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Recipient" means a person who receives assistance pursuant to the state plan.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Resident" means an individual who resides in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Resources" means cash, property or assets owned by members of the family which are available to be converted into cash to meet financial obligations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Sanction" means a 25% reduction of any cash assistance provided to a family for an initial material violation of program requirements and termination of cash assistance for a subsequent material violation. Material violations are listed at Rule <a title="290-2-28-.17(1)(a) through (c)" href="290-2-28-.17#290-2-28-.17(1)(a) through (c)">290-2-28-.17(1)(a) through (c)</a>. The 25% reduction for an initial material violation shall continue for a minimum of one month or until compliance with the requirement which was violated, up to a maximum of three months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Standard of need" means an amount, set by the General Assembly, that is a compilation of the cost of basic needs indexed to the number of individuals in the family.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State plan" means the plan submitted by the State of Georgia to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to Part A of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act, as amended particularly by the Act of August 22, 1996, Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, as amended.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "TANF" means temporary assistance for needy families.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Work activity" means a work activity as defined by Part A of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act, as amended. The term currently includes any of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unsubsidized employment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Subsidized private sector employment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Subsidized public sector employment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Work experience, including work associated with the refurbishing of publicly assisted housing, if sufficient private sector employment is not available;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On-the-job training;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Job search and job readiness assistance, but such activity by a recipient shall be limited to no more than six weeks, only four weeks of which may be consecutive, unless the state's unemployment rate is 50 percent above the national average, in which case such activity shall be limited to no more than 12 weeks, only four weeks of which may be consecutive.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Community service programs;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vocational educational training, not to exceed 12 months with respect to any individual;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Job skills training directly related to employment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Education directly related to employment, in the case of a recipient who has not received a high school diploma or a certificate of a high school equivalency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfactory attendance at secondary school or in a course of study leading to a certificate of general equivalence, in a case of a recipient who has not completed secondary school or received such a certificate of high school equivalency; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.02(1)(s)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provision of child care services to an individual who is participating in a community service program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.03" name="290-2-28-.03" title="290-2-28-.03">Rule 290-2-28-.03 Program Administration</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services shall administer the Georgia TANF Program in compliance with all relevant federal and state laws, the state plan and as outlined in these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> TANF services shall be delivered at the local level through the network of county departments of family and children services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in these rules and regulations shall be construed to be in conflict with the requirements of Part A of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the state plan, and any future amendments to these laws or plan.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.04" name="290-2-28-.04" title="290-2-28-.04">Rule 290-2-28-.04 Compliance with Requirements of the United States Department of Health and Human Services</a></h2> <P>The Georgia TANF Program shall be operated in compliance with Part A of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act, as amended by Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.05" name="290-2-28-.05" title="290-2-28-.05">Rule 290-2-28-.05 Reporting Requirements</a></h2> <P>The department shall publish an annual report and such interim reports as necessary as required in Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=49-4-183&amp;title=49#49-4-183(c)(3)" target="_newtab">49-4-183(c)(3)</a>.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.06" name="290-2-28-.06" title="290-2-28-.06">Rule 290-2-28-.06 Issuance Method Payment of Benefits</a></h2> <P>Cash assistance for the Georgia TANF Program shall be made by check or electronic benefit transfer.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.07" name="290-2-28-.07" title="290-2-28-.07">Rule 290-2-28-.07 Hearings and Appeals</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for or recipient of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Act, shall be authorized to request and receive a hearing to challenge any denial, reduction, or termination of assistance based upon any action by the department of family and children services in accordance with Chapter 290-1-1 of the department's rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such hearing shall be conducted by the Office of State Administrative Hearings in accordance with Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act," the rules and regulations of the Office of State Administrative Hearings, and the rules and regulations of the department. A decision issued by an administrative law judge may be appealed to the commissioner or his designee. The decision of the commissioner on any appeal shall be final, subject to the right to judicial review of contested cases under Chapter 13 of Title 50.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing contained in these rules shall operate to create an entitlement to the receipt of cash assistance under the Georgia TANF Program.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.08" name="290-2-28-.08" title="290-2-28-.08">Rule 290-2-28-.08 Confidentiality</a></h2> <P>Records, information and communication of the department including county departments of family and children services, which identify applicants for or recipients of cash assistance under the TANF Program shall be confidential and shall not be considered public records. The disclosure of information concerning applicants and recipients will be limited to purposes directly connected with administration of the TANF Program and/or the department.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.09" name="290-2-28-.09" title="290-2-28-.09">Rule 290-2-28-.09 Domestic Violence</a></h2> <P>The department shall screen and identify applicants and recipients of Georgia TANF Program who have a history of being domestic violence victims. The department shall refer such individuals to counseling and supportive services. If there is a determination of good cause by the department, the department shall waive program requirements, such as work requirements, cooperation with child support, residency, family cap and lifetime limits for so long as necessary, when such requirements make it more difficult for the victim to escape domestic violence or unfairly penalize individuals who are or have been victims of domestic violence or individuals who are at risk of further domestic violence.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.10" name="290-2-28-.10" title="290-2-28-.10">Rule 290-2-28-.10 Residency</a></h2> <P>Applicants and recipients must be residents of Georgia. Families moving into Georgia after receiving cash assistance from another state shall be paid cash assistance amount for their family size for which they would have received in the previous state of residence or the Georgia cash assistance amount whichever is less, for a period up to one year. This provision shall apply until the end of the twelfth month of residency in Georgia. In addition, families moving into Georgia from another state shall receive cash assistance only for the time period for which they would have been eligible in the previous state of residence or the time period permitted by Georgia, whichever is shorter.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.11" name="290-2-28-.11" title="290-2-28-.11">Rule 290-2-28-.11 Lifetime Maximum</a></h2> <P>Cash assistance to a recipient who is not a minor child and who is head of the household or married to a head of the household shall be limited to a lifetime maximum of 48 months, whether or not consecutive, beginning January 1, 1997, unless the department determines that a recipient qualifies for an extension on grounds of hardship pursuant to Rule <a title="290-2-28-.19" href="290-2-28-.19">290-2-28-.19</a>.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.12" name="290-2-28-.12" title="290-2-28-.12">Rule 290-2-28-.12 Basic Non-Financial Eligibility Requirements</a></h2> <P>The following non-financial criteria are considered in determining TANF eligibility.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Age.</B> Assistance will be provided for children under age 18. Families will have the option to include children between the age of 18-19 who are still in high school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application for other benefits.</B> Applicants/recipients must apply for all other benefits for which the applicants/recipients may be eligible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Enumeration.</B> Applicants/recipients will be required to provide a social security number according to established rules. Sanctions will be applied if a number is not provided.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>School attendance.</B> Children must attend school according to guidelines established by the State Department of Education. Failure to ensure that children attend school will result in sanctions. In addition, no assistance will be provided to teenage parents who do not attend high school or other equivalent training program. Adults who are older than age 20 and younger than age 51 who have no high school diploma and are not engaged in a work activity will be encouraged to work toward getting a diploma or recognized equivalent, with special emphasis on those older than 20 and younger than age 26 who have at least a tenth grade education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Immunization.</B> A preschool age child must have received immunizations for those diseases specified in Chapter 290-5-4 of the department's rules as a condition of assistance being provided for such children including the presentation of a certificate of immunization, unless: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There is appropriate evidence from the local health department or a physician that an immunization sequence has been started and can be completed within a period of up to 180 days, in which case a waiver of the immunization requirement for up to 180 days shall be granted;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After examination by the local board of health or a physician, any preschool age child found to have a physical disability which may make vaccination undesirable, in which case a certificate to that effect issued by the local board of health or the physician may be accepted in lieu of a certificate of immunization and shall exempt the child from obtaining a certificate of immunization until the disability is relieved; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The parent or legal guardian furnishes an affidavit swearing or affirming that the immunization conflicts with the religious beliefs of the parent or legal guardian.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Living with a parent, guardian or other caretaker relative.</B> The child must live with a parent, guardian, or other caretaker relative. If the only child in the family receives Social Security Income (SSI), the family is eligible for cash assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Work Requirements.</B> Work requirements will be administered based on federal law and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Deprivation.</B> Deprivation, for purposes of determining eligibility for cash assistance, will be based on economic need. Child support referrals will be completed for parents outside of the home. Families with both parents in the home will be provided assistance. A connection to the workforce will be required when both able-bodied parents are in the home.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Third Party Responses.</B> Applicants/recipients must provide information regarding third party resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Voluntary Quit.</B> Applicants/recipients who voluntarily quit a job without good cause shall be sanctioned.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Personal Responsibility and Work Plans.</B> Specific plans outlining personal responsibilities and work requirements shall be developed for all families receiving assistance. The Personal Responsibility and work Plans shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Define recipient and department responsibilities in carrying out the terms of the plan. The family members must meet the terms of their individual personal responsibility and work plans as a condition of eligibility for cash assistance. Such plans may include any or all of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attendance at parent/teacher conferences;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assurance that minor dependent children attend school;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participation in parenting classes, including all teens whether or not they are parents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participation in financial management, counseling, and life skills classes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participation in substance abuse counseling/treatment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participation in mental health counseling/treatment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participation in rehabilitation services;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adherence to the goals set in the individual's initial assessment and subsequent case review process;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with a Division of Family and Children Services' child welfare case plan as appropriate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cooperation with Child Support Enforcement; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)1.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attendance at family planning counseling.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emphasize the temporary and contractual nature of assistance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Focus on the goal of self-sufficiency; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.12(k)(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensure that family members are provided certain services to include counseling on abstinence until marriage.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.13" name="290-2-28-.13" title="290-2-28-.13">Rule 290-2-28-.13 Basic Financial Eligibility Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The family's income and resources shall be considered in determining eligibility for cash assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Resources.</B> The resource limit for the Georgia TANF Program shall be $1,000.00. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resources of all individuals included in the family shall be considered in determining the family's resources. Resources including, but not limited to, cash, checking and saving accounts, credit union accounts, vehicles and non-earned income tax credit tax refunds shall be counted in determining eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Vehicles.</B> The equity value of one vehicle per family up to the amount of the food stamp program vehicle exemption shall not be counted as a resource to the family if the vehicle is used for work, training, or education preparatory to employment of job search. A $1,500.00 exclusion of the equity value of one vehicle is allowed if the family is not using the vehicle for work, training or education preparatory to employment or job search.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Income.</B> Income limits shall be based on the state's gross income ceiling and standard of need. To be determined eligible, the income of all family members must be below the gross income ceiling. Net income shall be compared to the state's standard of need. The state shall pay the deficit up to the family maximum. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The income of all family members shall be considered except as exempted in (c) below. Income including, but not limited to, wages, unemployment benefits, child support, contributions, and social security benefits shall be considered in determining eligibility. Deductions shall apply to earnings.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The income of other legally responsible persons in the home (such as the parents of a minor caretaker) shall be considered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Income including, but not limited to, educational assistance, adoption assistance, SSI, the earnings of a child who is a full-time student, and state and federal earned income tax credit income shall be excluded from consideration in determining eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.13(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Individual Development Accounts (IDA).</B> Funds deposited in an IDA, up to $5,000.00, shall not be considered in determining eligibility for cash assistance. An IDA may be established as a trust by or on behalf of an individual for the following purposes: post-secondary education, first home purchase, and/or business capitalization. The individual may only contribute amounts that are derived from earned income as defined in section 911(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The funds may be matched by a not-for-profit organization.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.14" name="290-2-28-.14" title="290-2-28-.14">Rule 290-2-28-.14 Ineligibility</a></h2> <P>An applicant or recipient shall be ineligible for cash assistance if any of the following exist:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant's or recipient's family does not include a minor child;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient does not cooperate with the department in establishing paternity, in providing assistance in a fraud and abuse investigation, or in establishing, modifying, or enforcing a support order with respect to a child of an applicant or recipient, and the applicant or recipient does not qualify for any good cause exception which may be established by the board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient fails to assign to the department any rights that applicant or recipient may have to support from any other person, not exceeding the total amount of assistance so provided to the family which accrue or have accrued before the date the recipient family leaves the program, in accordance with the provisions of Part A of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act, as amended;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient is convicted of a serious violent felony as defined in subsection (a) of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=17-10-6.1&amp;title=17#" target="_newtab">17-10-6.1</a> on or after January 1, 1997;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient is convicted of any felony under Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16, "Georgia Controlled Substances Act," on or after January 1, 1997;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient is under 18 years of age, is not married, has a minor child at least 12 weeks of age in his or her care, and has not completed a high school education or its equivalent, unless the applicant or recipient participates and obtains passing grades in: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educational activities directed toward the attainment of a high school diploma or its equivalent; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An alternative educational training program that has been approved by the department;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient is under 18 years of age, has never married, and is either pregnant or has a minor child in his or her care, unless: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient and the child or children live in a place of residence maintained by the applicant's or recipient's parent, legal guardian, or other adult relative of the applicant or recipient as such parent's, legal guardians, or adult relative's own home; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient lives in a foster home, maternity home, or other supportive living arrangement supervised by an adult;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient is fleeing to avoid prosecution or custody or confinement after conviction of a felony under the laws of the place from which the applicant or recipient is a fugitive;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant or recipient violates a condition of probation or parole imposed under state or federal law; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient is pregnant and fails to participate actively in prenatal care as arranged by the department at a level defined by the department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.14(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paragraphs (f) and (g) of this rule shall not apply if the applicant or recipient has no parent or legal guardian whose whereabouts are known, or no parent or legal guardian of the applicant or recipient allows the applicant or recipient to live in the home of that of the parent or legal guardian, or the department otherwise determines that there is good cause not to apply the prohibitions contained in said paragraphs.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.15" name="290-2-28-.15" title="290-2-28-.15">Rule 290-2-28-.15 Family Cap</a></h2> <P>Assistance paid to a recipient family shall not include an increase in benefits as a result of the birth of a child during the period in which the family is eligible for TANF assistance or during a temporary period in which the family or recipient is ineligible for TANF assistance pursuant to a sanction for failure to comply with eligibility requirements. This rule shall be implemented as follows:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.15(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For families who apply for assistance on or after May 1, 1997, the time limit will be a total of ten months;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.15(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For families who began receiving assistance prior to May 1, 1997, but who have not received assistance for 24 months, the time limit will be ten months beginning May 1, 1997;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.15(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For families who have received assistance for 24 or more months after January 1, 1994 and before May 1, 1997, the 24 month time limit will apply. Such families are not eligible for an additional ten months time limit;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.15(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Family cap provisions do not apply to a child born as a result of a verifiable rape or incest; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.15(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If there is a general increase in the amount of TANF assistance provided to all program recipients, families impacted by the family cap are eligible for this increase.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.16" name="290-2-28-.16" title="290-2-28-.16">Rule 290-2-28-.16 Qualified Aliens</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The term "qualified alien" means a qualified alien as defined in Section 431 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, as amended, Public Law 104-193.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Qualified aliens who arrived in the United States prior to August 22, 1996, if otherwise eligible for assistance under the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, shall continue to be eligible for assistance under the Georgia TANF Program upon meeting the same qualifications and conditions as other applicants. Qualified aliens who arrived in the United States on or after August 22, 1996, if otherwise eligible, shall be eligible for TANF assistance until July 1, 1998, unless such period is extended by the Georgia General Assembly.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.17" name="290-2-28-.17" title="290-2-28-.17">Rule 290-2-28-.17 Sanctions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A recipient shall be subject to sanction for failing to comply with the state plan if the recipient: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fails to report that a child is absent from home for a period of 45 consecutive days or, in the case of a child who is a recipient, being absent from home for a period of 45 consecutive days; provided, however, that a child who is a recipient shall not be sanctioned if the department determines there is good cause not to sanction the child under such circumstances;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violates any personal responsibility or work participation requirement; provided, however, that a single custodial parent with a child under 12 months of age may be exempt from any work participation requirement until adequate child care is available; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except for violations of Rule <a title="290-2-28-.14" href="290-2-28-.14">290-2-28-.14</a> which result in the recipient no longer being eligible for assistance, violates any other term or condition specified in the federal Social Security Act, as amended, the state plan or the rules and regulations of the board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to imposition of any sanction for failing to comply with any requirement contained in this rule, the department shall engage in a conciliation process with the recipient; provided, however, that the department shall not be required to engage in such a conciliation process if the recipient commits multiple material violations of the same requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The 25% reduction in cash assistance sanction will be applied for one month or until the recipient complies with the requirement (up to a maximum of three months).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the recipient does not come into compliance within the required time frame of three months, the recipient will be determined to have committed a second material violation and cash assistance to the family shall be terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the recipient commits a second material violation, cash assistance to the family will be terminated. A second material violation occurs when: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A recipient commits a first material violation and does not come into compliance within three months; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A recipient commits a first material violation, and then commits a second material violation within twenty-four months.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The department may determine that there is good cause not to apply sanctions in specific circumstances.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.17(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the department notifies the recipient that a sanction is to be imposed, the recipient has the right to request a fair hearing and to request continuation of benefits until the administrative hearing decision becomes final.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.18" name="290-2-28-.18" title="290-2-28-.18">Rule 290-2-28-.18 LEARNFARE</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services shall establish a LEARNFARE Pilot Program in at least 10 counties in Georgia. The counties selected for this pilot will provide evidence that the local cooperation needed to allow the program to be successfully implemented has been assured. The purpose of this pilot program will be to require school attendance of all teenagers. For the purposes of LEARNFARE, teenagers are defined as youth ages 13-16.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School is defined as a public school, private school, vocational, technical or adult education school, valid home study program authorized under Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690</a>, or a course of study meeting the standards established by the Department of Education or Department of Technical and Adult Education for the granting of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teenagers residing in counties chosen to participate in LEARNFARE who are included in a cash assistance grant under TANF, reside with a parent or guardian, and who have not graduated from high school or received a GED shall be required to meet the LEARNFARE provisions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teenagers in LEARNFARE counties must meet school attendance requirements. A teenager shall be considered to have met the attendance requirement by having no more than two full days of unexcused absences in a calendar month. The school system's definition of excused/unexcused absences shall apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the school that the teenager is currently enrolled in does not keep attendance records, the teenager shall be considered to be meeting the attendance requirement if the school verifies the continuing enrollment of the teenager in the semester or quarter under review.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Either the teenager or the teenager's parent shall cooperate in providing information needed to verify enrollment information or good cause. If the teenager or the teenager's parent does not cooperate, the teenager will be removed from the TANF grant until compliance is effected.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon a determination that a teenager has failed to meet attendance requirements without good cause, the teenager will be removed from the TANF grant for the next possible payment month.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sanctions applied under this Section shall be effective for one month for each month that the teenager failed to meet the monthly attendance requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.18(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a teenager drops out of school, the sanction shall remain in effect until the teenager or teenager's family provides written proof from the school system that the teenager has re-enrolled and has met the monthly attendance requirement for one-calendar month.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.19" name="290-2-28-.19" title="290-2-28-.19">Rule 290-2-28-.19 Hardship Standards</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.19(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In certain situations, the department may determine that certain obligations, requirements, and criteria may be waived for specific applicants or recipients on grounds of hardship.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.19(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These situations may include, but are not limited to, mental illness or emotional trauma, mental retardation, physical disability, domestic violence, or natural disasters which impact the family's capacity to comply with the provisions of the Georgia TANF Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-2-28-.19(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A state level review shall be conducted to determine on a case by case basis whether the hardship is of such severity and importance to warrant a hardship exemption.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.01" name="290-2-28-.01" title="290-2-28-.01">Rule 290-2-28-.01 Title and Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.02" name="290-2-28-.02" title="290-2-28-.02">Rule 290-2-28-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.03" name="290-2-28-.03" title="290-2-28-.03">Rule 290-2-28-.03 Program Administration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.04" name="290-2-28-.04" title="290-2-28-.04">Rule 290-2-28-.04 Compliance with Requirements of the United States Department of Health and Human Services</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.05" name="290-2-28-.05" title="290-2-28-.05">Rule 290-2-28-.05 Reporting Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.06" name="290-2-28-.06" title="290-2-28-.06">Rule 290-2-28-.06 Issuance Method Payment of Benefits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.07" name="290-2-28-.07" title="290-2-28-.07">Rule 290-2-28-.07 Hearings and Appeals</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.08" name="290-2-28-.08" title="290-2-28-.08">Rule 290-2-28-.08 Confidentiality</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.09" name="290-2-28-.09" title="290-2-28-.09">Rule 290-2-28-.09 Domestic Violence</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.10" name="290-2-28-.10" title="290-2-28-.10">Rule 290-2-28-.10 Residency</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.11" name="290-2-28-.11" title="290-2-28-.11">Rule 290-2-28-.11 Lifetime Maximum</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.12" name="290-2-28-.12" title="290-2-28-.12">Rule 290-2-28-.12 Basic Non-Financial Eligibility Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.13" name="290-2-28-.13" title="290-2-28-.13">Rule 290-2-28-.13 Basic Financial Eligibility Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.14" name="290-2-28-.14" title="290-2-28-.14">Rule 290-2-28-.14 Ineligibility</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.15" name="290-2-28-.15" title="290-2-28-.15">Rule 290-2-28-.15 Family Cap</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.16" name="290-2-28-.16" title="290-2-28-.16">Rule 290-2-28-.16 Qualified Aliens</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.17" name="290-2-28-.17" title="290-2-28-.17">Rule 290-2-28-.17 Sanctions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.18" name="290-2-28-.18" title="290-2-28-.18">Rule 290-2-28-.18 LEARNFARE</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-2-28-.19" name="290-2-28-.19" title="290-2-28-.19">Rule 290-2-28-.19 Hardship Standards</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations 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